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Nick Jonas and Mayor Bloomberg Perform at Inner Circle Dinner

By DNAinfo Staff on April 1, 2012 12:35pm

By Jill Colvin and Tom Liddy

DNAinfo Staff

MIDTOWN — Meet the newest Jonas Brother — Mike.

Mayor Michael Bloomberg kicked up his heels and belted out showtunes with teen heartthrob Nick Jonas and the rest of the cast of Broadway's "How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying" at this year's Inner Circle Dinner Saturday night.

The annual event kicked off with a roast performed by members of the city's press corps titled "Preoccupied," in a nod to the city's struggles with Occupy Wall Street.

Hizzoner — who has taken the stage as Spider-Mike and posed with a shirtless Mike "The Situation" Sorrentino from the cast of "Jersey Shore" at previous Inner Circle events — attempted to sing and dance alongside Jonas as they performed hits from "How to Succeed" — with a Bloomberg twist.

In his version, the show's success manual was replaced by the mayor's own "Bloomberg by Bloomberg" biography, as he served as mentor to the cast.

During one spot, Jonas sings about the 99 percent and Bloomberg jokes about getting another term.

"Hmm. Cuatro años mas?" Bloomberg, sporting an orange bow tie, deadpans.

In another, the cast revolts when the mayor tries to ban coffee as the latest target in his war against vices, like smoking and trans-fats.

"Why is everyone so excited? It's just a pilot program," the mayor assures after an awkward dance.

"We know what that means. It's permanent!" a cast member retorts.

While the show lacked some of the special effects of previous years, the 70-year-old mayor nonetheless participated in some acrobatics, gliding in on a slide and, at one point, being flipped upside down and somersaulted above chorus members' heads.

Bloomberg also shared the stage with actor Beau Bridges for a skit about Cornell's bid to build a high-tech campus in the city, as well as Deputy Mayor Cas Holloway and Schools Chancellor Dennis Walcott, who appeared on stage in an "I ♥ NYC School" t-shirt for his skit.